So what do you get when you tell a bunch of wedding professionals to plan a party for themselves? Well, you get a crazy-pretty event, with great food, fun music and dancing, a signature cocktail, and epic pictures to prove it (that’s where we come in!).
Normally when I say I’m chasing Aurora, I’m referring to my adorable 2.5 year old ball of energy. Matter of fact, whenever I mentioned last week what I had planned for my Friday night, I would almost stumble over the word.
Two and a half years ago, I gave birth to an amazing little girl. At over 9lbs, she barely fit into the newborn-sized onsie I’d bought to bring her home in. She had squishy, puffy cheeks, dark eyes, and looked just like my mom.
One of the best things about our job as wedding photographers is that we build relationships with our clients that often times last way past the wedding.
So, I’m not normally one to glob onto things that are trendy just because they’re trendy. But every once in a while, something tickles my fancy, and I get super excited about it.
Back in April I decided I wanted to do a photo challenge. I’d seen several online (Facebook, Pinterest… you get the idea), but none of them really resonated fully with me. So I decided to take a few of the best ideas from several of them I’d found, and mush them together into my own challenge.
It’s every photographer’s strongest asset. Natural light is beautiful, especially on warm sunny evenings or in the open shade. But sometimes, natural light just does funny things. Blue skies blow out white in order to properly expose your subject, harsh shadows create weird lines on faces, the list goes on. And sometimes, natural light just isn’t available. Dark reception halls and churches, or your front room on an evening, can be too dark for exceptional photography.
If you’re from the general Seattle area, chances are good that you’ve heard of the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, and the Roozengaarde display garden. Mike and I have managed to go up to the festival every year since we bought our house in Marysville – I even went a couple weeks after having my gallbladder removed while toting around a two-month old. Yup, I’m dedicated to gawking at flowers. This year, the nice weather aligned perfectly to get some nice sunshine on the weekend. Since my family was coming up anyway so I could do my step-brother’s senior photos, we decided to go up north on Sunday and introduce more of my family to the craziness that is Mt. Vernon on a sunny spring day.
This weekend tragedy struck a little too close to home for comfort. The major mudslide in Oso hasn’t directly impacted me or my family, but at a mere 25 miles away, I can’t help the thoughts of “it could have been us…”
As you probably know, we’re proud card-carrying members of the Snohomish Wedding Guild (well, we would be if they had membership cards, anyway). Every couple months we get together to talk shop, eat good food, and escape our toddlers. Maybe that last part is just me. We were the featured photographers at the event, which means you get another sneek peak at what we crazy wedding types do when we aren’t at your events.